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Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. donn

    donn Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    I'm sure it'll all come out in the wash.:)

    Phew! The world didn't know how close a call that was for a minute. :D

    I'm surprised they let me into Yorkshire. It's only after I promise to buy a few rounds do they let the drawbridge down...:D
    And yes. Usually only one lambsfoot. The opposing pocket is where my wallet chain lives. You know, so it doesn't float off... :(

    LOL Chin! The southern hemisphere just went up in my estimation!:D That shop look fantastic but interesting about the climate and cured pork. Anyway I'm glad Australian Immigration has it's priorities right.
    UK trained Staff Nurse. Nope.
    UK Butcher and Pork Pie Meister Extraordinaire. Yip. :D:thumbsup:

    Looks peaceful and relaxing.:thumbsup:

    That's cos cats are useless. Or extremely smart. Can never figure out which one...:D

    One of my brothers' is a commercial airline pilot flying the holiday package routes in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, as far east as Cyprus. Over the past 12-18 months they've had multiple advisories and warnings regarding the disruption to and denial of the GNSS network that covers the eastern Med'. Now commercial airlines don't use GPS as their primary (or secondary or even tertiary) means of navigation, and some older aircraft don't even have it fitted, but it's interesting to know that folk out there have the means to turn all this tech off.

    Crikey Dave! I never associate tornados with Canada. Stay safe sir. :thumbsup:

    Hi chaps. After saying the Hartshead weighed more than the twin-blade I thought..."really?" So I actually put them on my cheapo kitchen scales. They seem to weigh about the same; a smidge over 5oz. :)

    You certainly have green fingers sir! What a great crop and a superb knife to harvest it with. :thumbsup: How can anyone not like the smell of tomato plants though. :confused:

    Your knives sure are well traveled. :thumbsup:

    So were not so keen on the twin-bladed lambsfoot. But this one with the synthetic covers is definitely useful for when your messing about with cars and brake fluid. :thumbsup:

    Great shots everyone. I hope Monday wasn't to cruel to you all. :thumbsup:
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  2. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Don't have my scale handy, but I seem to recall weighing my stag Hartshead Barlow, and it was close to 3oz. Will have to reweigh when I get home.
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  3. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Paul, I remember that (with none of the stolen car info at that time :eek:), but for some reason I got confused and thought you were talking about your horn Guardians knife. :rolleyes:

    Exactly, Vince. :thumbsup::thumbsup: (And, of course, it only takes 4 cuts to do it. :cool:)

    Thanks, Dave, but you must be thinking of someone else. ;)
    SPAMbrosia, eh?? :p:cool:

    Union Jack and I belatedly thank you for your attention, Dennis! :)

    Your replies are much appreciated, Jack. :)

    Thanks, Jack, but probably more accurate to use "had" rather than "have". ;):thumbsup:

    Inertia isn't necessarily a bad thing, Jack, if it leads to another day with that blessed pair! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

    Thanks, Mark, for the Union Jack props and for gently correcting me on misidentifying one of your ironwoods. :):thumbsup: (The bolster should have tipped me off! :eek:) Splendid pic of your diverse pair of 2019 Guardians lambsfoots! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Another striking pair of very distinguished ironwood lambsfoots! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

    Dwight, I'm still hoping to get at least 2 full months of summer yet. (Intense pop-up downpour right now - oops, done already!) I hope Union Jack doesn't feel the need to try to improve on his God-given body that's already a work of art! ;)

    Your stag lambsfoot HHB is looking very handsome, Bill! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:

    Congrats, AL!! :cool::cool::thumbsup: You must be a fast learner to find a way to come up with that glorious pair after only a couple of months on The Porch!! :)

    Very cool time travel story, Greg! ;):cool::cool: (Thinking about time travel always makes my head hurt, though. :rolleyes:)

    Hook 'em, Horn! ;) Great horn on that lambsfoot, FBC! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

    First-rate flock, OG! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Thanks for the interesting and, to me, surprising comparison, David. :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    W:eek:W, Barrett, in your fishing terms, I'd say you caught yourself a couple of trophy bunkers there!! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:

    Chin, thanks for the photos of those exquisite Waynorth jigged bone lambsfoots, and for the rundown on Australian Guardians!! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup:
    The meat pie info was also very interesting, including the photo of Rob the Butcher's wares. I'll soon be going on vacation in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and a "signature food" of that region is pasties, both Cornish and Finnish (one includes carrots, one doesn't, but I don't remember which is which). Looks like Rob has them, and I'd recommend them! :thumbsup::thumbsup: The Yoopers (residents of the U. P.) say they should be served with only ketchup as a "topping", although they usually offer gravy for tourists.

    Thanks for giving us a little peek at where you are, John. :cool::cool: Hope you have a positively memorable time there! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    My Lambsfoot of the Week is Valley Jack, my 2019 Guardians ironwood lambsfoot:

    - GT
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  4. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Hi Guardians, hope everyone is having a good day :) 7.30pm here, and I've not been back home long after what actually turned out to be a pretty good hike :) The weather has been great too :thumbsup:

    Just thought I'd post a few pics before I try to catch up :thumbsup:








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  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Great pics, Jack. That beer is making me thirsty!
  6. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Pictures are worth thousands of words, Jack!! Thanks for the lovelies today!!!
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  7. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    @Jack Black Glad you enjoyed your hike Jack! :) Thanks for all the great photos. :thumbsup: It looks like your Lambsfoot companions worked up a thirst! ;)
  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Great pic Mark :) :thumbsup:

    Happy memories indeed my friend :) :thumbsup:

    Hope you enjoyed your hike as much as I did mine today Dave :) :thumbsup:

    Fine choice Paul :) :thumbsup:

    It's easy to see why those two blades were combined for the Australian market (Lambsfoot and a 'Bunny' blade), particularly if the pattern was commissioned by the Australian retailer, as I believe may have been the case. In hand, I didn't find the combination entirely satisfactory though, the folded Clip spoiled the ergonomics of the knife when using the Lambsfoot, and while the knife appeared to have seen plenty of carry, the blades didn't actually look to have seen much use :thumbsup:


    Smashing Ben :) :thumbsup:

    Hope your dental appointment went OK Preston, your Lambsfoot is showing some character :) :thumbsup:

    I'm sure it is very rewarding my friend :) Thank you, I certainly wouldn't have wanted a secondary blade on the Barlow :thumbsup:

    Excellent pics Vince :) :thumbsup:

    A lot of coincidences here lately! I finished my hike in a small West Yorkshire market town, where I saw there was an beer shop. I just had time to dash in for a couple of cans of beer before my bus came, and grabbed two more or less at random. Never seen this beer before, or even heard of it, it was only when I saw your pic Dylan, I realised one of the beers was this one! :cool: Nice to be able to taste one of your favourites :) :thumbsup:


    Excellent report Greg, thank you :) We learn about knives by using them I think, and the kitchen is a good place to start. Sounds like the Lambsfoot did OK :) :thumbsup:
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  9. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    @Jack Black The glimpses of your hiking adventures was great fun. Cheers.

    I also wanted to commend you for a true photojournalist, successful effort to get the TEW shot, perfectly.
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  10. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thank you, Greg! I enjoyed your kitchen post as well. I am fond of looking at pictures of these fine knives as much as any of us but experiencing real world use through others is something else altogether.

    Thank you, David. 'Tis a mystery on the tomato plants and their unique scent. My mother is one who doesn't care for it but she also does not care for anything with a strong smell. She has an extraordinarily sensitive nose.

    Thank you for taking us along with you, Jack. The hike looked spectacular, you live around some beautiful country!

    A coincidence indeed! And how did you find the ale? Unfortunately, browns are not a popular style over here and it is rather rare to come across one, let alone a decent one. Rogue's Hazelnut Brown is one of the only ones that are regularly available, though I think we can get the Newcastle Brown as well.
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  11. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Good attitude John :) :thumbsup:

    The blades only look to have seen light use, but who knows what they were used on - there are all sorts of unusual flora and fauna in the Antipodes, which most of us are unfamiliar with! :D :thumbsup:

    I find it a fascinating subject Greg, I've always thought I'd need to have a blade with some belly for certain tasks, and yet for most of mankind's history, we mainly used straight-edged blades, and seem to have managed perfectly well with them. I haven't hunted in years, but I've been using the 'Frostfoot' @Cambetree very kindly gifted me in the kitchen, and find it at least as useful as my other kitchen knives. It has some similarities with the Lambsfoot blade, but is obviously wider. I'd love to know how Chin is getting on with his 'Lambshank' :thumbsup:


    This is a traditional Norwegian pattern, which is specifically designed for processing fish.


    I doubt we'll ever know exactly how the Lambsfoot blade actually came about, but each time I use mine, I marvel at the design :thumbsup:

    Lovely photo of your Hartshead Dwight :) :thumbsup:

    What a great pic Greg! :D :cool: :thumbsup:

    She's a beauty Ron :) :thumbsup:

    Fantastic John, thank you for taking us (and your Hartshead Barlow) along with you my friend :) :thumbsup:

    Nice cup Taylor :) :thumbsup:

    Delicious Harvey! :D :thumbsup:

    Cool pic Barrett :) :thumbsup:
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  12. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Really great photos Jack. Looks like the formation of patina on the HHB.

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  13. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
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  14. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019

    John, Where do you fly fish? I took this shot of a smallie Rainbow that I caught on a #16 tan Caddis emerger whilst fishing the Red Bank Creek in Brookville, PA. Just a beautiful fish. Was a catch and release. However, we keep a few for fish-fry-Wednesday and I use my Victorinox Pioneer Alox to clean them.
    Fishing 2010 006.jpg

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  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    LOL! That picture tells a story my friend! :eek: ;) :thumbsup:

    I forget to tell you about the Eccles Cake I bought in Knaresborough on Saturday - £1.45!!! And it was SMALL! And RUBBISH! o_O

    I reckon you've got better scales than David Vince! :D ;) :thumbsup:

    Thank you Gary :) That's interesting about the Michigan pasties, I bet a splash of Henderson's would go with them a treat ;)

    Thanks Vince :) :thumbsup:

    Thank you Charlie, your Lambsfoot is very photogenic :) :thumbsup:


    Thanks Ron :) :thumbsup:

    Thank you very much Harvey :D :thumbsup:

    Very pleasant Dylan :) Though that small can cost me about $6, which I imagine is somewhat more than it sells for where you are my friend. Brown ale is not as popular a style here as it once was (except in the North-East), but I think it may be due a revival :) Newcastle Brown is not the beer it was I don't think, though I still drink it occasionally. I like Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale, and am also eager to try Timothy Taylor's Brown Ale :thumbsup:
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  16. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Quite some time ago, some of you might recall that I decided to undertake the making of a "proper" chip butty. It was an interesting experience and I replicated it on a number of occasions afterwards. I haven't made one for quite some time though, as I've been trying to cut back on my gross carb intake (beer doesn't count :p).

    Well, inspired by Greg's chicken processing and the wonderful performance of the Waynorth jigged at simply cutting up an apple, I decided to make a chip butty for breakfast this morning. However, this time, I was going to put my own spin on it. It definitely will not be a traditional chip butty but it will certainly be inspired by one. Of course, a Lambsfoot will be responsible for all of the food prep.

    First, like always, we kick things off with some strong coffee.


    Since the potatoes take the longest to cook, I prepped them first. A couple of things to note here: Not only does the length of the Waynorth Lambsfoot facilitate easy processing of the potatoes, the thin blade just sails through them. I made short work of these red potatoes (these are a household staple), cutting them up in slices that would lay flat on bread.


    Here is the beginning of my own "spin". I cut up a number of veggies, including the squash and zucchini that I harvested from my garden, setting them aside for now until the potatoes had progressed a bit more. The knife sailed through all of the veggies. The mushrooms posed a bit of a problem in that they had a tendency to stick to the blade.


    After the potatoes and veggies were finished, I toasted some bread, grated some extra sharp white cheddar (made right here in Oregon), and brought out a number of appropriate condiments.


    Breakfast is served! An open faced chip butty with fresh cooked veggies, spices, extra sharp white cheddar. Topped with a couple of sunny side up eggs and a few liberal dashes of Henderson's. Pretty tasty, if I do say so myself. The Lambsfoot performed its tasks admirably, it is a slicing machine!

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  17. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    My HHB weighs:
    90.6 grams or 3.195 ounces
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  18. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    WOW! :eek: What a feast Dylan! :) Great pics too my friend :) :thumbsup:

    I have just spotted this! :eek:

    Thank you Mark :) :thumbsup:
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  19. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    That could work.


    I'm with Jack though. But then again, I vastly prefer single blade knives for both carry and actual use. Should I need a choice between different blades, I simply take that as an opportunity to carry multiple knives. :thumbsup:
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  20. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I reckon I do too!
    Great post, Dylan. Everything looks good (except for the fungi! :eek:).

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